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Poster: kc5vdj Date: Nov 25, 2012 9:43am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Inconvenient, and restrictive

I come here to download public domain books. This defeats the purpose, and these books cannot be kept for later reference using this technique.

remove the drm, and allow for printing at least.

this "new" idea will be the downfall of archive.org.

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Poster: Jeff Kaplan Date: Nov 28, 2012 11:43am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Inconvenient, and restrictive

what public domiain books on archive.org are not availableto download? please provide urls of some examples. thanks.

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Poster: kc5vdj Date: Dec 13, 2012 10:49am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Inconvenient, and restrictive

It is sad that I have to use pirate tools to keep public domain books for later use.

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Poster: MarioXXX Date: Apr 28, 2014 11:06pm
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Inconvenient, and restrictive

Sorry to bump an old thread, but I feel this xkcd comic sums up the situation pretty well.

The only difference is no transaction was made, and (I'm assuming) copyright status of various works is questionable.

Attachment: steal_this_comic.png

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Poster: kc5vdj Date: Dec 13, 2012 10:45am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Inconvenient, and restrictive

Actually,I forget what it is that I downloaded here. They expire after so many days, and become disabled, and have to be "checked back in" in order to get more than 5 at a time.

I found the cure. DRM removal allows archival locally and reading as need or whatever.

The DRM is easily removed.

It would be nice to not have to go through these steps on books with expired copyrights.

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Poster: KellyKel Date: Aug 1, 2013 11:50am
Forum: lendinglibrary Subject: Re: Inconvenient, and restrictive

I am curious about this one:

http://archive.org/details/littleredridingh00lesk

All my research can pull up no evidence of copyright renewal (I checked both the Stanford.edu database and the LOC's database) and it seems that it would have had to have been renewed since it was published before 1963. A search on Merrigold Press shows that most of their books that were renewed were renewed by companies who held trademarks to the characters used (such as Barbie and Hanna Barbara), but I can find no records on this particular title.

I actually don't really understand the lending library and was trying to find out more about it. Are some of these books in the public domain? Ones that can only be lended? Is it a case of not being sure of PD status or is it a case of them just being unavailable for download?

Thanks!